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Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice Bowls (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

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Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice Bowls (Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)

Finding Korean beef cauliflower rice bowls when you eat out is a pretty hard challenge. Most of the times, these ground beef bowls are too greasy… And who knows what type of oil they used? …Let alone the type of beef… And did they add MSG? Or maybe flavorings that contain gluten?

Making your own is mandatory. Especially if you want to make sure that your bowls are grain free, Paleo, Whole 30 and Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) compliant.

The good news is that making this dish at home is super easy, and it doesn’t even take that much time! So, Korean beef cauliflower rice it is!!

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The first time I tried this delicious dish, I was in a Korean restaurant in LA (check out my guide to eat Dairy & Gluten Free Food in Los Angeles), and I suddenly fell in love.

The crunchy texture the ground beef gets is crazy delicious. And the seasoning they add to it turns this into a completely different dish than the one we usually prepare in Italy with ground beef (see my family recipe here).

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5 Reasons Why You Should Try my Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice Bowls:

  1. They’re packed with vegetables: from the cauliflower rice, to the bed of greens on the bottom, the grated veggies hidden in the meat sauce and the diced avocado on top.
  2. They’re free from soy: soy sauce is replaced with coconut aminos. If you don’t have issues with soy, feel free to use Tamari (gluten free soy sauce) instead.
  3. They’re free from nightshades: instead of using chili flakes (they belong to the nightshade family), I used ginger and turmeric to give it a spicy kick. Check out this post to see what foods are allowed and NOT allowed on the AIP.
  4. They make for a really great recipe to meal prep, as, after you quickly warm this up, it’s as good as if it was just made fresh!
  5. They are a crowd pleaser! Simply cook these Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice Bowls without telling anybody they are “healthy”, or “paleo” or “grain free”. Some people get defensive when they hear these labels as they don’t want to feel like they’re on a diet. But after one bite of this deliciousness, they’ll be totally sold!

Want to switch up the flavors in your kitchen? Next time you buy grass fed beef, alternate the recipe for these Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice bowls with some of my other favorites:

  1. AIP Paleo Spaghetti Bolognese
  2. AIP Paleo Lasagna
  3. Italian Ground Beef Skillet (my family’s favorite)
  4. Baked Stuffed Squash Blossoms (for a beautiful presentation)
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Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice Bowls

 These Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice bowls are incredibly tasty, family friendly and a great option to meal prep as they are perfect to warm up and enjoy!

These Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice bowls are incredibly tasty, family friendly and a great option to meal prep as they are perfect to warm up and enjoy!
Servings: 3
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins

Ingredients

  • 1/2 shallot diced
  • 1 inch Fresh Ginger peeled and grated
  • 1/2 tbsp Avocado Oil or Toasted Sesame Oil if not on the AIP
  • 1 pound Grass Fed Ground Beef
  • 2 Carrots grated
  • 1 Zucchini grated
  • ½ tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ tsp Turmeric Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt
  • ¼ cup Coconut Aminos
  • ½ tbsp Coconut Oil or Avocado Oil
  • 2 cups Cauliflower Rice
  • 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
  • 2 cups Greens of choice chopped Iceberg lettuce, chopped Romain or Baby Spinach
  • ½ Avocado
  • *1 tbsp Pickled Vegetables optional
  • 4 leaves of Chive finely chopped

Instructions

  • In a medium sized skillet, heat up the avocado oil and, when it starts to sizzle, add in chopped shallot and grated ginger, and lastly the ground beef, breaking it up into small bits with a wooden spoon.
  • Add in the grated vegetables, garlic powder, turmeric and salt, mix well and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes on medium heat before pouring in the coconut aminos.
  • Stir well and cook 10 more minutes, until there is no more liquid, and the meat is brown and starts to form crispy bits.
  • While the ground beef cooks, heat up the coconut oil in a pan, add in the cauliflower rice, salt and mix well.
  • Cook on medium heat for about 4 to 5 minutes, adding a little splash of water if needed.
  • To assemble the bowls, create a bed of chopped greens, top one half with cauliflower rice and the rest with ground beef.
  • Sprinkle some diced avocado and chive on top of your Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice Bowls (and some bits of pickled vegetables if you want) and enjoy!!

Nutrition

Calories: 559kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 913mg | Potassium: 1204mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6973IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Korean
Keyword: cauliflower, korean beef, rice bowl
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Ambra

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Korean Beef Cauliflower Rice Bowls (Gluten Free, Paleo, AIP, Whole 30)
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Ambra Torelli
Born and raised in Italy, Ambra visited over 20 countries and now she divides her time in between Italy and the US, where her husband is from and where she moved in 2011 work as university professor of Italian Literature. She writes about food, travel and things that inspire her! more about ambra

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